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March 12, 2011

The Academy

Financial advising!

As of 1998, this building still served as New Providence’s Borough Hall, but according to the sign out front, it’s now used by Lassus Wherley & Associates, P.C. (Wealth Management).

New Providence Borough Hall, mid-1990s?

(Click here to see a Google Street View of the building!)

The building is formally known as “The Academy.” (The street adjacent to it is even called “Academy Street” nowadays!) Below is a photo of the building when it was still a school (c. 1890-1910?).

The Academy, c. 1890-1910?

Here’s what Images of America has to say about it:

The Academy, built in 1869, served as a school until Lincoln School was built in 1917. The two wings are additions. It was sold for $1 to the Borough, and became our Borough Hall.

And hey, check it out—the Summit Playhouse, about 2 miles down the road, was leased from the Library Association for $1 per year, too!


Vintage photos and information from:

Gonczlik, J. & Coddington, J. (1998). Images of America: New Providence. Arcadia Publishing: Charleston, SC.

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